January 06, 2008

Farewell, G'Kar

Andrew Olmsted Killed In Iraq

Andrew Olmsted -

active duty soldier,

Husband, son, and brother,


Babylon 5 fan (hence the G'Kar),

and writer for the Rocky Mountain News –

was killed January 3, 2008 in Diyala Province, Iraq.

His friend and blogosphere colleague Hilzoy at Obsidian Wings has published

his last words.

"I will see you again, in the the place where no shadows fall."
-- Ambassdor Delenn, Babylon 5

I don't know if there is an afterlife; I tend to doubt it to be perfectly honest.
But if there is any way possible, Amanda, then I will live up to Delenn's words, somehow, some way. I love you."
Read Major Olmsted's blogs: From the Front Lines

Requiescat In Pace, Soldier

1 comment:

hogannotben said...

"...he that hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart...We would not die in that man's company that fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is called the Feast of Crispian; He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, wil stand a tip-toe when this day is named, and rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors, and say, Tomorrow is Saint Crispian; Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say, These wounds I had on Crispin's day....This story shall the good man teach his son; And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by, from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother...And Gentlemen in England now a-bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap while any speaks That fought with us uponm Saint Crispin's Day.
Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, Scene III